DRC's Adventures

Paddle Sports

  • 2003/11/28 – 12/08 — Slickrock Adventures Belize Adventure Week (Photojournal)
    Multi-sport tour with Brian and James, including rafting & tubing through underground caves, whitewater rafting on a Class IV jungle river, and staying 3 days on a private island (use right arrow at top of page to follow the flow of the photojournal)
  • 2004/08/28 – 09/07 — Get Up & Go Alaska Ranger Tour (Photojournal)
    Multi-sport Alaska tour, including Denali, rafting & hiking in the snow, and tundra canoeing– joint photo gallery with my friend Jennifer, an amazing wildlife photographer (use right arrow at top of page to follow the flow of the photojournal)
  • 2006/05/09 — Stupid Kayak Tricks (blog post)
    Tales of my ill-fated first kayak and of some of our harrowing experiences while learning how to paddle Texas “brownwater”
  • 2006/09/30 – 10/08 — Costa Rica Rios Week of Adventures (Photojournal)
    Eco-tour with members of Hill Country Outdoors & DFW Outdoors, including mountain biking Volcán Irazú, zip-lining/canyoneering, kayaking the Pejibaje (Class III), & rafting the Pacuare (Class IV) (click the first photo to start photojournal)
  • 2006/09/30 – 10/08 — Costa Rica Rios Week of Adventures (video)
    Highlights reel provided by Costa Rica Rios (password required)
  • 2007/04/29 — Surfing "El Cuatro" on the Lower Guadalupe River (YouTube Video)
    Surfing the wave below Dam 4 (“El Cuatro”) on the Lower Guadalupe at about 4000 cfs
  • 2007/07/27 – 08/05 — The World Outdoors Vancouver/Whistler Multi-Sport Tour (Photojournal)
    Multi-sport tour in the Vancouver/Whistler area, including sea kayaking Howe Sound, climbing the Strawamus Chief (twice), rafting the Elaho (Class IV), and XC mountain biking at Whistler (click first photo to begin photojournal)
  • 2008/07/19 – 07/27 — The World Outdoors Glacier/Waterton Multi-Sport Tour (Photojournal– public photos only)
  • 2008/07/19 – 07/27 — The World Outdoors Glacier/Waterton Multi-Sport Tour (Photojournal– public+private photos, password required)
    Including biking Going-to-the-Sun Road and Rafting & Kayaking the Middle Fork of the Flathead (Class III) (click the first photo to begin photojournal)
  • 2008/08/28 – 09/07 — Colorado 14ers Expedition (Photojournal)
    Including an accidental full traverse of Mt. Elbert, the second tallest peak in the Lower 48, and my first ever whitewater kayaking trip on the Arkansas River (click the first photo to begin photojournal)
  • 2010/07/11 – 07/18 — Olympic Outdoor Center Southeast Whitewater Trip (Photo/video journal)
    Week-long whitewater skills camp in Tennessee & North Carolina led by Ben Kvanli (former olympic kayaker who runs a whitewater school in San Marcos)– Includes my first experience kayaking a Class IV river (click the first photo to begin photojournal)
  • 2012/07/11 — The Incredible Shrinking Creek (blog post)
    That awkward moment when you are trying to paddle down a Class III stream and it disappears
  • 2013/09/21 — Arkansas Canoe Club Rendezvous, Whitewater Rodeo Highlights Reel (YouTube Video)
    Arkansas Canoe Club Rendezvous at Camp Couchdale and Rockport Ledge, with Kyle, Ben, and a couple of Kyle’s friends & family from DFW. I unfortunately had a tweaked shoulder and couldn’t do much paddling.
  • 2013/10/13 — Texas Whitewater Episode 1: Barton Creek (Vimeo Video)
    This video from Kyle contains footage of us running Barton Creek from Lost Creek to Zilker Park at 2000 cfs, the same day that Austin City Limits Festival flooded.
  • 2013/11/14 – 11/18 — 3rd "Annual" Austin Adventure Network Big Bend Expedition (Photojournal)
    Including a re-exploration of Lower Cattail Canyon and an upriver trip on the Rio Grande into Santa Elena Canyon (click the first photo to begin photojournal)
  • 2014/05/21 – 05/27 — CKS PaddleFest (Photo/video journal– public photos only)
  • 2014/05/21 – 05/27 — CKS PaddleFest (Photo/video journal– public+private photos, password required)
    CKS PaddleFest in Buena Vista, CO, including a big-water run of Brown’s Canyon and The Fractions (click the first photo to begin photojournal)
  • 2014/11/09 – 11/17 — 4th "Annual" Austin Adventure Network Big Bend Expedition (Photo/video journal– public photos only)
  • 2014/11/09 – 11/17 — 4th "Annual" Austin Adventure Network Big Bend Expedition (Photo/video journal– public+private photos, password required)
    Including a 4-day, 3-night self-supported kayakpacking trip on the Rio Grande and backcountry exploration of the Mesa de Anguila (click the first photo to begin photojournal)
  • 2015/06/23 — Hueco Springs Rapid at 5500 cfs (YouTube Video)
    Jason’s footage of us running the biggest rapid on the Lower Guadalupe at full dam release (I’m paddling the red boat in front)
  • 2015/07/02 — Lower Guadalupe at 5500 cfs (YouTube Video)
    Jason’s compilation video of footage from the Lower Guadalupe (1st Crossing to Gruene) at 5500 cfs (I’m paddling the red boat in front)
  • 2015/08/07 – 08/11 — Salt Lake City (Photo/video journal)
    Long weekend trip to SLC to do some mountain biking with Chris and Tanner and to visit with other friends (password required; click the first photo to begin photojournal)
  • 2015/12/31 – 2016/01/02 — Ouachita National Forest/Cossatot River (Photo/video journal)
    New Year’s Trip with Kyle and others from Austin; a return to The Womble, hiking Baker Creek, and my first run of Cossatot Falls (password required; click the first photo to begin photojournal)
  • 2016/03/24 – 03/27 — Devils River (Photo/video journal)
    3-day, 3-night self-supported 40-mile kayakpacking trip on the Devils RIver, a true desert oasis (password required; click the first photo to begin photojournal)
  • 2016/06/12 – 06/27 — Colorado Rockies (Photo/video journal– public photos only)
  • 2016/06/12 – 06/27 — Colorado Rockies (Photo/video journal– public+private photos, password required)
    Two-week trip to CO to do some kayaking, help my friend Kyle install solar and build a composting toilet on his property, and play the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Keystone (click the first photo to begin photojournal)
  • Texas Whitewater (Photos/videos)
    Ongoing gallery of Texas brownwater kayaking photos/videos (password required)